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Summer 2016 Director, Amour Alexandre (YC '17), coordinate all 2016 DC events

Opportunities for Alumni to Engage Throughout the Summer

Yale alumni living in Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco have the opportunity to engage with current Yale College, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Yale Law School students throughout the summer.  Yale's Office of Career Strategy employs a student director for each of these cities to coordinate events with Yale alums and current Yale students.  Alumni are welcome to host career-related, cultural, political, and social events to help students connect with each other and alumni.  Past events have included small, intimate dinner discussions, career-focused panel discussions, pot-luck gatherings, and trips to historic sites throughout these cities.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Stephanie Waite, Senior Associate Director at Yale's Office of Career Strategy, to start the process, or simply click here:

Types of Events​

Events in which you can host or participate in can include: career discussion panels, dinner or lunch conversations with Yale students and fellow alums, potluck picnics, charity events, and socials.

Past events include:

  • Tours with Alums at the West Wing (DC, 2015)
  • Conversations with Alums at the Department of Justice and NASA (DC, 2015)
  • Hike of Mount Vernon Trail with Harvard and 'Jazz in the Garden' with Princeton (DC, 2015)
  • Insider Tour of Folger Shakespeare Library and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (DC, 2015)
  • Panel Discussion on Law Firm Career Paths (NY, 2015)
  • Conversation with Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (NY, 2015)
  • Tour of Christie's New York (NY, 2015)
  • Kinky Boots on Broadway (NY, 2015)
  • Yale Tech panel with Yale Alum (SF, 2015)
  • Dinner with Dr. Howard Jaffe, President of the Gilead Foundation (SF, 2015)
  • Yale Women's Mentorship Night (SF, 2015)
  • Land's End Hike and Beach Chalet Dinner (SF, 2015)

Thoughts from Summer Event Participants

Quote: Kennedy was a great speaker, and took a lot of care to provide students with realistic expectations regarding the career search process. He emphasized finding a career not based on outside pressures but ultimately on what motivates you to wake up each morning. -- attended dinner with Kennedy Gachiri

Yale Summer Events in New York 2016 Participant

Quote: It was great to hear from a younger Yale alum who was working in the city and making a name for himself but still close enough to his undergraduate experience to offer valuable insight. -- attended dinner with Tony Cotto

Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC 2016 Participant

Quote: While at Yale, Jo Miller co-founded the improv troupe, Just Add Water. As a current member of the troupe, it was awesome to get to meet and talk with Jo. -- attended a tour of the Daily Show with Jo Miller

Yale Summer Events in New York 2015 Participant

Quote: It was great to get to forge some connections with people in DC who are affiliated with Yale but also well known in their fields like Mr. Negroponte. -- attended a meeting with John Negroponte

Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC 2015 Participant

Quote: The food, location, and conversation were phenomenal. -- attended a dinner event with Dr. Howard Jaffe

Yale Summer Events in San Francisco 2015 Participant

Quote: Mr. Davis was very kind and told us lots of interesting stories about the role he played in helping Yale achieve coeducation as well as his career post-Yale in law and the media. He also gave each attending student a signed copy of his book. -- attended a lunch event with Lanny Davis

Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC 2015 Participant